Pennsylvania's Malekovich makes the finals of Top Shot
A police commander, a financial advisor, an IT guy, a Civil War reenactor and a cop. Those were the final five heading into Top Shot's second to last episode last night on History Channel. With only two episode left in the season, it was time to pull off something big. Pull it off they did.
Starting the show with the traditional "nailing the target of the fallen to the wall" ceremony, competitors were delighted to discovered that a Browning M1919 was making an appearance. A belt-fed .30 caliber machine gun, the 1919, saw action all the way from World War II to Vietnam. To get them in the spirit of the gun, producers mounted the belt-fed on the back of a World War II M2A1 halftrack and let 'em go.
With fifteen targets scattered anywhere from 25 to 100 feet away, shooters were set loose on the M2A1 with 100 rounds of ammunition. As each competitor took to the field, they soon found that the Browning machine was not the most maneuverable of guns. Aim had to be precise and trigger control, well, trigger control would be of the utmost importance.